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UPDATE: (Deadline October 31) Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2011@louisiana.edu

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your proposals for the 10th annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture by the October 31st deadline.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolitan Memory and Travelling Trauma -- ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Terri Tomsky, University of Alberta; Jennifer Bowering Delisle, McMaster University
contact email: 
tomsky@ualberta.ca; jdelisle@mcmaster.ca

When a collective memory of trauma transcends its directly affected community to be taken up by others, it can be said to be “cosmopolitan” (Levy and Sznaider) or “multidirectional” (Rothberg)

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wicks, Department of English at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
awicks4@lsu.edu

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole.

Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma & Culture, March 3-4, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
21st Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
contact email: 
lsumardigrasconference@gmail.com

Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure – EGADS! February 2011 Graduate/Undergraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society
contact email: 
egadsconference@gmail.com

What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?

[UPDATE] Native American Literature at CEA (March 31-April 2, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Call for Papers, CEA 2011—Conference Theme, FORTUNES

The 42nd Annual College English Association Conference
March 31 – April 2, 2011 – St. Petersburg, Florida

LIVING BEYOND THEORY: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the postcolonial. University of York, 11 February 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
livingbeyondtheory@events.york.ac.uk

LIVING BEYOND THEORY: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the postcolonial

CORRECTION--Natures 2011 [12/3/10;2/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Please note conference to be held on February 18 (not 28), 2011
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Please see rest of prior posting for correct information. Only the conference date was mistakingly listed as February 28, when it fact the conference will take place on February 18, 2011 at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Apologies for the confusion.

Villians, December 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijcs@uiowa.edu

This issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of “evil” (and its corollary: the “good”) via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the “villain.”

Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Ionescu, Mount Allison University and Ileana Baird, University of Virginia
contact email: 
cionescu@mta.ca, ifp4a@virginia.edu

We are looking for two additional proposals for a collection of essays tentatively titled Objects of Inquiry and Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context.

Literature and Science Area, Apr. 20-23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Culture Association
contact email: 
robertsi@missouriwestern.edu

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
JMMS
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice a year, and welcomes new submissions.

Textual Intervention and the Literary Subject [ACLA March 31 - April 3, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
Suzanne.Rintoul@Kwantlen.ca

This seminar asks questions about the myriad ways that literary agency is mediated, complicated, and enriched by forces external to the author function.

pacificREVIEW- San Diego State University's Annual Literary Journal.

full name / name of organization: 
pacificREVIEW - SDSU
contact email: 
pacificreview_sdsu@yahoo.com

pacificREVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Literary Annual published by San Diego State University students in conjunction with San Diego State University Press, is currently accepting submissions for th

[UDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Thinking Gender Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Thinking Gender 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2010

UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

Thinking Gender 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Americana

full name / name of organization: 
Americana: An Institute for American Studies and American Creative Writing
contact email: 
editor@americanpopularculture.com

Americana is an institute committed to publishing exceptional American Studies scholarship and American creative writing at http://www.americanpopularculture.com.

Consuming and Contesting Asian America Panel: AAAS 2011 - 10/29

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Tang/Joshua Chambers-Letson
contact email: 
atang@wesleyan.edu / chambejt@ucmail.uc.edu

We are seeking a third paper for our proposed panel “Do Not Swallow: Consuming and Contesting Asian America” for the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference in New Orleans (M

[UPDATE] Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)
contact email: 
hmh1@williams.edu

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Thinking Gender 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Women Thinking Gender Graduate Research Conference
contact email: 
thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods.

James Fenimore Cooper panels, ALA, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011. Deadline January 10, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
James Fenimore Cooper Society
contact email: 
sivils@iastate.edu

Call for Papers

22nd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

Reminder CFP- deadline 31/10/2010 - SEDERI Yearbook #21

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
sederiyearbook@yahoo.es

SEDERI welcomes contributions on topics related to the language, literature, and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England for its next issue (number 21) to be published in autumn 2011.

"Upon A Precipice", April 16th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Civil War Literature Panel, American Literature Association (ALA 2011 May 26-29, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Crowell
contact email: 
crowell2@illinois.edu

Despite the Civil War’s lasting impact on popular culture in the U.S., the literature of the Civil War period remains an understudied area of nineteenth-century American literary studies.

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. “Texts” are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.

Food & Culture: SPACE FOODS IN POP CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
LevasseurJ@si.edu

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers for a panel on representations of SPACE FOOD in film, television, and print media for the annu

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

UPDATE: FOOD & CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
williaml@purdue.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

http://www.swtxpca.org

[UPDATE] CFP: Narrative Scale and the Limits of the Sensible (2011 Intl. Conference on Narrative, April 7–11)

full name / name of organization: 
Katie R. Muth
contact email: 
krmuth@artsci.wustl.edu

We welcome paper proposals on narrative scale in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century fiction, film, or visual media for the 2011 International Conference on Narrative.

Sound Politics seminar - ACLA (March 31-April 3 2011, 11/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
sjtownsend@berkeley.edu OR mcenaney@berkeley.edu

Sound Politics

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
Vancouver, Canada
March 31-April 3

Deadline for paper proposals: November 12

*** Sound Politics ***

Contemporary Labor and Cultural Exchange (ACLA 2011; Deadline: Nov. 12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
pkroik@uci.edu

The structure of the labor force and the experience of work have undergone a number of significant shifts in the past half-century.

SSAWW Panels at ALA (May 26-29, Boston, MA) 3 Jan Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
jacobsok@stockton.edu

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2011, May 26-29, Boston, MA)

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

Proposals in HORROR Scholarship @ the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
brockservaisrl@longwood.edu

Zombies in love….Clowns in the sewer…..Cloven hoofs wobbling in cowboy boots….

When does the sublime become the absurd? The horrific, the laughable?

[UPDATE]21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium Methodist University
contact email: 
ewright@methodist.edu

The deadline for submission of abstracts to the 21st Southern Writers Symposium has been extended to Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. For the next Symposium, scheduled for Feb.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historic

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